climbing in a gym

Other Crags, Aid Climbing, Bouldering, etc...

I go to the rock gym to:

Train
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Climb
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Post by 512OW » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:51 pm

Shheeeeiiiit. I'll start removing more footholds from projects...

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Post by dhuff » Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:35 pm

That's it! The ultimate training: routes with loose holds and no feet. That will get everyone pulling ten times harder in no time.
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Post by ReachHigh » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:25 pm

Bring the choss indoors!
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Post by Webbman09 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:25 pm

My main point is I never climb with the training mentality. I just climb to climb, and climbing should never be training. Every day you get on the wall it is a learning experience, but I still consider it climbing.

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Post by Izzy » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:57 pm

Webbman09 wrote:My main point is I never climb with the training mentality. I just climb to climb, and climbing should never be training. Every day you get on the wall it is a learning experience, but I still consider it climbing.
Agreed, well said. However if you find a route outside that totally inspires you, say a wicked featureless slab climb, and you suck at slab climbing. Wouldn't climbing slab routes at the gym be an effective way of "training" to send the real thing. Isn't identifying your weaknesses, focusing on them and improving your abilities a key part of "training" in any endeavor?

I suck at steep jug hauls, so when I'm in the gym I spend most of my time climbing steep jug hauls and trying to improve. It's climbing, and it's fun, but it's definitely the most effective form of training, and that's the main reason I do it.
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Post by charlie » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:30 pm

You can call it climbing, training, funning, or sexually harassing nappy headed, cross bred battle toads if you want. What does it matter?

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Post by 512OW » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:54 pm

Shut up charlie. It matters. Don't kid these gumbies...
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Post by bcombs » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:50 am

If everyone just climbed to climb for the fun of climbing the top of YDS would still be 5.10. Sack up, train, climb harder, repeat....

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Post by ahab » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:10 am

bcombs wrote:If everyone just climbed to climb for the fun of climbing the top of YDS would still be 5.10. Sack up, train, climb harder, repeat....
for some, the fun in climbing is pushing the grades.
charlie wrote:...nappy headed, cross bred battle toads...
ran across a couple of those out at miguel's last fall.
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Post by Webbman09 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:09 pm

Izzy wrote: Agreed, well said. However if you find a route outside that totally inspires you, say a wicked featureless slab climb, and you suck at slab climbing. Wouldn't climbing slab routes at the gym be an effective way of "training" to send the real thing. Isn't identifying your weaknesses, focusing on them and improving your abilities a key part of "training" in any endeavor?
I suck at steep jug hauls, so when I'm in the gym I spend most of my time climbing steep jug hauls and trying to improve. It's climbing, and it's fun, but it's definitely the most effective form of training, and that's the main reason I do it.

I would not disagree with you on that point, however as I said before to me it is climbing, even if I suck at that type of climbing. I have found for me if I call it training, I feel like I am at work and that is not what I want the experience to be.
I guess the key thing to think about is there are people who climb for competition/their job, and there are those of us who just love to climb.

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Post by JR » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:29 pm

Webbman09 wrote:My main point is I never climb with the training mentality. I just climb to climb, and climbing should never be training. Every day you get on the wall it is a learning experience, but I still consider it climbing.
You have either been watching too many Sharma videos or not enough. I just can't figure out which.

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Post by Webbman09 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:05 pm

JR wrote:You have either been watching too many Sharma videos or not enough. I just can't figure out which.
I must not be watching enough, because I have only seen a couple.

I do agree with the statement above that it doesn't matter what you call it everyone will call it what they want!
At the very least, a gumby has flexibility!

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Post by JR » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:31 pm

Aha.. Thanks for clearing that up. Now I definitely don't want to climb with you.

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Post by Webbman09 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:35 pm

Climb with who you wish, not hurting my feelings any.
At the very least, a gumby has flexibility!

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Post by tutugirl » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:36 pm

I call it having fun which only leaves me hitchhiking at the trails all the time...
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